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Justin Blackmon Could Be Used Like Roddy White, Greg Cosell Says

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The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted wide receiver Justin Blackmon with their first-round pick, who many believed was the clear cut wide receiver in the 2012 NFL draft. There was plenty of criticism of Blackmon's game however, despite the fact that many felt he would and should be the first receiver taken.

NFL Films Greg Cosell and Yahoo! Sports' Doug Farrar talked a little bit about the AFC South draft, including the Jaguars first-round pick. Cosell compared Blackmon to Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, noting that like White Blackmon isn't going to run a lot of vertical routes.

On Jacksonville Jaguars first-round receiver Justin Blackmon: "Blackmon is at his best working the short to intermediate areas. Think of how Roddy White is used in Atlanta -- and I'm not saying that Blackmon is Roddy White this season -- but Roddy White doesn't run a lot of vertical routes unless it's a specifically designed shot play. He works a lot of shorter routes in the middle of the field. A lot of crossers and drag-type routes. I could easily see Blackmon doing that, and being very successful."

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